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UK News How coronavirus has spread across the whole UK this week

11:55  14 march  2020
11:55  14 march  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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In the past week COVID-19 has spread across the whole of the United Kingdom , with cases reported in all but a few places. Scroll through the map below to see how far it has spread . The first person to become infected in the UK , instead of abroad, was a man from Haslemere.

Image caption The new coronavirus has spread across China and to at least 16 countries globally. The " whole world needs to be on alert" to fight the coronavirus , the head of WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who visited China this week , said most people who contracted the

In the past week COVID-19 has spread across the whole of the United Kingdom, with cases reported in all but a few places.

a group of people standing in front of a building: COVID-19 has now spread across the entire UK © Getty COVID-19 has now spread across the entire UK

Scroll through the map below to see how far it has spread.

Key Points

  • Mass gatherings in the UK will be banned from next week under plans being drawn up by ministers
  • The London Marathon is among a number of sporting events cancelled
  • Anyone entering New Zealand will have to self-isolate for 14 days
  • US President Donald Trump has declared the outbreak a national emergency
  • More than 145,000 cases and almost 5,500 deaths have been declared worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University
  • Italy recorded 250 cases in a day, bringing its total to almost 18,000

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A British man has told how bouts of the flu were worse than his experience with the life-threatening coronavirus spreading across the globe. There have been 10 coronavirus -related deaths so far in the UK , all Whole families will need to go into quarantine in the coming weeks if one of them has a

US President Donald Trump has announced sweeping travel restrictions on 26 European countries in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus . The ban applies to travellers from countries which are members of the Schengen border-free travel area.

Where is the outbreak worst?

Unsurprisingly, given it is the UK's largest city, London has the highest number of coronavirus cases in England.

In particular the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Camden have the highest concentration of incidents.

Counties such as Hertfordshire, Devon and Oxfordshire have also all had more than a dozen confirmed cases each.

Only a few areas such as Norfolk, Northumberland, Dorset and Bath had not reported any cases before authorities announced the UK was moving into the "delay phase" of its response.

In Scotland cases have centred on the areas around Edinburgh and Glasgow while Wales and Northern Ireland have had their own outbreaks.

The Scottish government has provided figures broken down by health authority, rather than local authority.

In Hong Kong, masks against coronavirus exacerbate pollution .
© Supplied by Vanity Fair In order to limit the spread of coronavirus , the wearing of anti-splash mask for oral and nasal use has spread widely throughout the world and especially in China, the starting point of the pandemic. In Hong Kong, the death of the first victim of the virus on February 4 had caused the rush of the population towards the shops of the city to get several boxes of masks, causing a shortage of these medical devices.

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